FTTH becomes ever more dominant in Spanish broadband

Fibre-to-the-home lines in Spain passed the milestone of 14.3 million homes in June, while overall fixed broadband lines reached 17 million, according to the latest statistics published by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, fixed broadband lines grew by 31481 in June to reach 17.042 million, up from 16.329 million a year ago. […]

Six in 10 Spanish households paying for OTT video

Six out of 10 Spanish households are paying for online audiovisual content, according to the latest study by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 59.2% of homes accessed OTT pay video services such as Netflix, HBO or Amazon Prime Video at the end of 2022, representing growth of 7.4% year-on-year. The number has […]

Telefónica faces €6 million fine for DTS case

Spanish market regulator the CNMC has sanctioned Telefónica a fine of €6 million following a breach of commitments it made when it acquired pay TV operators DTS in 2015. The CNMC authorised the acquisition of DTS following a series of commitments proposed by the Spanish telco which were made valid until April 2020. The commitments […]

Pay TV in Spain shows robust performance, despite streamer expansion

Newly published data from Spanish regulator the CNMC shows that PayTV in Spain has continued to grow over the last year. Figures show a 7.7% increase in PayTV subscribers to 9.1 million, accompanied by a 2.5% growth in revenues. “Television with IP technology (through fiber and xDSL networks) continued to be the majority option, with […]

Most Spaniards still tuning in to public TV

Despite the rise of streaming services and the decline in linear viewing, over half of Spaniards are regular TV viewers of the channels of public broadcaster RTVE, according to the latest household panel survey from regulator the CNMC. According to the survey, 56% of Spaniards declared themselves habitual viewers of at least one of RTVE’s […]

Multi-play with TV rises in price in Spain, but continues to grow

The price of quad-play packages in Spain that exclude TV fell, but the price of quint-play services that also cover pay TV rose over the course of 2021, according to figures released by the CNMC, the country’s markets regulator. According to the watchdog, the price of quad-play packages comprising fixed and mobile telephony and fixed […]

Spanish watchdog takes action against Telefónica in DTS case

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has instigated disciplinary proceedings against Telefónica for a “possible breach” of commitments it made when it acquired pay TV operators DTS iin 2015. The CNMC cited an alleged breach of reporting obligations by the telco as the reason for its move. The watchdog said it was “imperative to verify the […]

Spanish TV revenues see sharp year-on-year decline

Spanish TV and radio advertising revenues dropped by 10.7% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to numbers published by markets regulator the CNMC. Overall TV revenues, including pay TV sales, also fell. According to the watchdog, TV and radio advertising revenues for the quarter to March amounted to €415.8 million, with commercial […]

Movistar+ secures rights to Bundesliga

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ has secured rights to German Bundesliga football through to the 2023-24 season. The company’s latest sports rights deal follows agreements closed over the last year with UEFA, the NBA, the ACB, the FOM and sports streamer DAZN. The pay TV operator says its sports portfolio, including the Bundesliga, is enabling […]

Spanish watchdog demands changes to Telefónica-DAZN F1 deal

Spanish competition and markets regulator the CNMC has demanded that Telefónica change the terms of its agreement over Formula 1 with sports streamer DAZN to meet obligations it undertook at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS/Sogecable. Telefónica agreed in January this year to sub-license Formula 1 rights to DAZN and to […]

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